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Reviews: Seche Vite Top Coat, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara.

Seche Vite Top Coat for Nails:

Seche Vite

I have acrylic gel nails and normally my nail polish doesn’t chip at all on synthetic nails. I have trouble getting nail polish to dry and I work with computers all day and night.. so if I want to change my color, I feel as if I can’t use the computer all day!(or use the restroom..)

So, I heard about the Seche Vite top coat on ebay, with rave reviews. I found a bottle at Target in the Professional Nail section of cosmetics and purchased it at $9.98. I found this to be pretty expensive for a clear top coat. I even have trouble buying OPI at $7 dollars! I wanted to give this top coat a whirl since I heard so much about it on here and I have ZERO time for drying.

It’s pretty thick like honey, but it def. makes my nails look awesome. It dried my nails in about 60 seconds. I was able to touch nail to nail and they didn’t stick together or feel tacky. The downside to this product is that it peels terribly. I think the product is a good emergency item to have if you need your nails dried in 30 seconds… but prepare later on for the peeling.

Urban Decay Primer Potion:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

This is one of my “Can’t Live Without” = CLW beauty products. If this product ever becomes discontinued, I will hang myself because life won’t be worth living. Ok, that is really bad of me to say, but let’s just say that I will be really pissed if this product goes bye-bye any time soon.
UDPP is the acronym for this product that I will use throughout the blog.

UDPP is an eyeshadow primer, with staying powers beyond anything you can imagine. The product looks small, but it lasts for two whole years! I have tried many products that claim to keep the shadow on, but all have failed except for UDPP. MAC paints.. you can keep those.. because they never have worked for me. With UDPP, my eyeshadow does not crease, get greasy or fade away.

How do you use it? Well, I normally place some product on my finger (clean finger!) and pat it on my entire eyelid. I don’t use a lot, just a little is enough. When the product seems to be getting low, I start using cotton swabs to get more product out.

Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara:

Maybelline Lash Stylist

This has got to be the most underrated mascara in the world! This is another CLW for my collection. The brush looks like something that Satan might torture hell’s “noobs” with, but it’s just a mascara wand, it’s just not as fluffy and cute as the ones you grew up with.

I wish I had a video of how I apply this mascara, but I am on vacation and lazy at this point, so I will try to explain. I start at the base of my lashes and wiggle the brush upward as I comb it through. I comb it several times and I do not add a second coat. I do the bottom lashes very carefully.. just take your time and practice and you will get good at using the special comb brush. This formula is thick, so the mascara will only last you a month, but the price is nice.. around 5 bucks.. and you will have Saturday night – cocktail slammin’ lashes.

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I am Krista, the author of I started a career as a pro makeup artist in 2001 for Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco bay area, and left in 2006 to pursue jobs in the Silicon Valley. I am currently working as an editor in the media industry, where I contribute to original content that includes beauty articles that are seen by hundreds of thousands of people. I am occasionally doing freelance makeup jobs, but spend most of my time working on improving my health and wellbeing. I have Hashimoto's and PCOS, and plan on contributing articles that touch on these areas, as well as weight loss and Paleo Diet recipes.

2 Responses to Reviews: Seche Vite Top Coat, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara.

  1. Nicolle: Thanks for your information about Seche Vite. At Target, it was the only product in the line that was available. I think they should sell the whole set if they are going to do it the right way. I am glad you informed us of this and I will def. look into purchasing the rest of those products.

    Krista Dior

  2. Just fyi…Seche Vite is fabulous but it very technical polish…not ordinary polish. Check out the site. There is a system that you must use or the Seche Vite will peel off. You MUST use a seche base coat. Then you apply your regular polish. Do NOT let it dry. Add a thick and fabulously shiny top coat of Seche Vite. It works by ‘going through’ your colour and adhering to the base coat. (No SECHE base coat and it peels right off!) And it really really works.

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